Join Bloomberg Intelligence and key speakers from across the industry during London International Shipping Week as we discuss the outlook for the liner, dry bulk, LNG and tanker markets. The event will be followed by a networking reception.

Discussion topics

  • Shipping industry update
  • Dry bulk, container and tanker outlooks
  • IMO panel discussion
  • Dry bulk fireside chat with Hamish Norton, President, Star Bulk
  • LNG tanker fireside chat with Alastair Maxwell, CFO, GasLog


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Lee Klaskow

Senior Analyst – Transportation & Logistics
Bloomberg Intelligence

Lee A. Klaskow is a senior analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. He specializes in freight transportation and logistics, including global marine shipping, air freight and logistics sectors as well as the North American trucking and railroad industries.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, he was a senior analyst at Longbow Research and Prudential Equity Group, where he covered freight transportation and logistics companies. He has also worked at Prudential Equity Group as an industrial associate prior to being promoted to senior analyst. He helped originate and execute global equity transactions for both ABN Amro Rothschild and J.P. Morgan. Lee began his career at McCarthy, Crisanti & Maffei analyzing and reporting on the primary equity markets.

He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and management from Ithaca College, and his master’s in business from Fordham University.

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Alastair Maxwell

Chief Financial Officer
GasLog Ltd

Alastair Maxwell joined GasLog on February 1, 2017 and became Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. He also became CFO of our subsidiary GasLog Partners in March 2017.

Prior to joining GasLog, Mr. Maxwell worked in the investment banking industry for 29 years, most recently with Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2016 where he was a partner and Co-Head of the Global Energy Group with responsibility for relationships with a wide range of corporate and other clients. Previously, from 1998 to 2010, he was with Morgan Stanley, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Energy in the EMEA region based in London and prior to that as Executive Director and Head of Latin America Utilities based in New York. From 1987 to 1998 he was at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in a series of roles in the Utilities and M&A Groups based in London, Spain, and Brazil.

Mr. Maxwell studied Modern Languages (Spanish and Portuguese) at Worcester College, Oxford.

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Hamish Norton

Star Bulk Carriers Corps

Hamish Norton is president of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Until Dec. 31, 2012, he was Managing Director and Global Head of the Maritime group at Jefferies & Company Inc. He is known for creating Nordic American Tanker Shipping and Knightsbridge Tankers, the first two high dividend yield shipping companies.

He advised Arlington Tankers in the merger with General Maritime and has been an advisor to U.S. Shipping Partners. He also advised New Mountain Capital on its investment in Intermarine. In the 1990s, he advised Frontline on the acquisition of London and Overseas Freighters and arranged the sale of Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping.

Prior to joining Jefferies in 2007, Mr. Norton ran the shipping practice at Bear Stearns since 2000. From 1984-1999 he worked at Lazard Frères & Co., from 1995 onward as general partner and head of shipping. In addition to his role at Star Bulk, he is also an executive of Oceanbulk Maritime S.A. and is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development of Oceanbulk’s joint ventures with Oaktree Distress Opportunities Funds and with Monarch Alternative Capital.

Mr. Norton is a director of Neptune Lines and the Safariland Group. Mr. Norton received an AB in Physics from Harvard and a Ph. D. in Physics from University of Chicago.

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Peter Sand

Chief Shipping Analyst

Peter Sand joined BIMCO in 2009 and holds the position of Chief Shipping Analyst. In this position, he is responsible for analysing the commercial markets for dry bulkers, tankers and containerships. Taking the offset in global economics as the analytical starting point for all seaborne trade, he assists managements, members and clients with insight into many different aspects of the global shipping industry.

Peter’s regular reports, focused analytical articles and insightful comments on the shipping market are widely read and have often been referenced in global mainstream media.

Teacher of Maritime Economics at the Danish Shipping Academy as well as guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School: Blue MBA and BSc International Shipping and Trade.

During the rise and fall of the shipping markets Peter gained experience in the fields of shipping analysis, executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming data and statistics into overviews and forecasts. Prior to his career in BIMCO, he worked for the dry bulk and product tanker company D/S NORDEN. Peter holds a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen

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Philip Damas

Head of Supply Chains Advisors

Philip Damas is in charge of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics practice of the Drewry group, and is a director of Drewry Shipping Consultants. Prior to joining Drewry in 2005, Philip worked for CMA CGM and the container shipping consortium Cobra in various management and financial control roles until 1990. He then spent the 1990s analysing the logistics policies of exporters/importers and of logistics service providers when working with American Shipper and Containerisation International. Philip then became a founding director of the shipping research and database company ComPairData.

At Drewry, Philip has advised exporters, importers, lenders and ports on logistics, freight rates, seafreight procurement, supply chains and markets. He has presented papers at conferences in Asia, the United States and Europe. Philip holds an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre and a B. Sc. and M.Sc. Finance from the University of Strasbourg.




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Tim Smith

Maritime Strategies International Ltd

Tim directs MSI’s oil and tanker market analysis, modelling and forecasting, as well as leading or contributing to bespoke consultancy and research projects.

Tim regularly presents on oil and tanker markets to MSI’s diverse client base, including banks, private equity, shipowners and shipbrokers, as well as presenting at conferences and participating in panels and industry events. His views on the tanker sector are regularly quoted by the shipping and financial media.

Prior to joining MSI, Tim worked for Shell Trading and Shipping Company (STASCO) and has a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.

When & Where

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
14:00 – 18:00 BST

Bloomberg L.P.
3 Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4N 4TQ